ATS3069 - French studies advanced 3 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

French Studies


Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (


This unit involves students in teaching and learning activities equally developing language skills and cultural competence. Students refine their written and oral proficiency in the areas of exposition and argument, working from documents on prominent socio-cultural issues. They develop advanced language skills and competence in the theory, research methodology and practices, and discourses involved in sophisticated critical enquiry, understanding and analysis in an area of French studies, working under guidance to define and carry out a project.


On completion of this unit, students should have:

  1. developed advanced analytical, expository and argumentation skills in the context of written summary and synthesis activities, and essay writing and oral presentations;
  2. developed advanced knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary France and its culture, and a more powerful explicit understanding of and competence in the theory, research methodology, practices and discourses of an area of French studies;
  3. acquired the advanced language skills involved in developing critical enquiry and analysis and expressing outcomes and understandings in the framework of a research essay; developed individual and cooperative research skills, including;
  4. One transferable research skills in accordance with the Research Skill Development Framework.


Within semester assessment: 80% + Exam: 20%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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